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Asaf Romirowsky

Asaf Romirowsky

Asaf Romirowsky PhD, is the Executive Director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME). Romirowsky is also a fellow at the Middle East Forum and a Professor ​[Affiliate] at the University​ of Haifa. Trained as a Middle East historian he holds a PhD in Middle East and Mediterranean Studies from King's College London, UK and has published widely on various aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict and American foreign policy in the Middle East, as well as on Israeli and Zionist history.

Romirowsky is co-author of Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief and a contributor to The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel.

Romirowsky’s publicly-engaged scholarship has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The National Interest, The American Interest , The New Republic, The Times of Israel, Jerusalem Post, Ynet and Tablet among other online and print media outlets

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Antisemitism Alive and Well

Dear Colleagues: We recently marked 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz and yet, we are clearly still learning the lessons of the Holocaust with the growth of anti-Semitism worldwide. The recent attacks in Paris are truly emblematic of an…

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What Type of Zionism is Acceptable?

  Among the most pernicious consequences of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) movement has been the wedge driven between Israel and liberal Americans, including liberal American Jews. The relentless misappropriation of human rights and anti-racist discourse, the slanderous talk…

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The ASA’s glaring hypocrisy

The American Studies Association (ASA) adoption of a BDS resolution in December 2013 garnered a significant backlash from over 250 American university presidents and academic umbrella organizations announcing their rejection of the ASA boycott resolution. Additionally, more than 130 lawmakers…

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How the Lancet Medical Journal Defends Hamas

Dear Colleagues: During the on-going course of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge (OPE) in Gaza, we have witnessed a surge of anti-Semitic activity worldwide attempting to portray Israel as the “aggressor” while simultaneously advocating for boycotts against the state and its…

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BDS, MLA, and One Rockin’ Shavuot Night

The Rolling Stones’ first concert in Israel began as the holiday of Shavuot ended, and quite fittingly, too. When better for rock-n-roll royals to journey to the Holy Land than during one of Judaism’s three festivals of pilgrimage? Moreover, when…

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The Rock and Roll Boycott of Israel

For the last ten years there has been an ongoing attempt to promote a cultural boycott of Israel. While this campaign has achieved very few actual victories, it has received widespread attention and media coverage disproportionate to its success. Once…

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Israeli PM Tackles BDS

Dear Colleagues: On the heels of the ASA and MLA meetings at which anti-Israel resolutions were discussed, and the “Israel Apartheid” weeks taking place on many campuses around the world, we are seeing a growing concern regarding the impact of…

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